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Rockville MD Probate Lawyer

Providing Legal Guidance During This Difficult Time

A family member’s passing is devastating enough on its own. When you add legal matters such as the probate process, tensions can run high and things can get pretty messy. Fortunately, you don’t have to face this legal process alone. At the Law Offices of David P. Korteling, we offer clients like you respectful and knowledgeable representation to help you with any probate matters. With over 22 years of legal experience, our founding attorney, David P. Korteling understands that this is a difficult time for you and your family. We are dedicated to working with utmost sensitivity to mitigate any unnecessary stress and ensure a cordial process for all involved parties. Mr. Korteling also has a diverse legal background in estate planning, business and commercial law, finance and accounting, and even family law, which means that our firm has all the qualifications you need to properly deal with inheritances and other estate matters.

Put an experienced Rockville MD probate attorney on your side today by calling our firm at (301) 281-4808.

Basic Process of Probating an Estate

The probate process is generally designed to identify and properly distribute the decedent’s properties to the right heirs. The will is usually the basis or starting point of the whole probate process with the naming of the executor. However, if the decedent was unable to leave a will, the court will appoint an executor to carry out the details in the will.

The probate process then proceeds to:

  • Identifying and collecting the decedent’s probate properties
  • Paying off debts and taxes owed by the estate
  • Settling any disputes
  • Collecting rights to income, dividends, etc.
  • Distributing the remaining property to rightful heirs

While the probate process may seem uncomplicated that you may ask if you really need a legal professional to help you, certain circumstances such as a complex tax situation, ambiguous wording in the will, unfinished contracts, or insufficient assets would need the in-depth understanding and competency of a Rockville MD probate attorney.

To learn more about how the Law Offices of David P. Korteling can help with probate matters, please don’t hesitate to contact us for a consultation at (301) 281-4808.

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    “He made the experience as smooth and seamless as possible. Mr. Korteling is not just a great lawyer – he is a counselor at heart.”


Why You Need Our Firm In Your Corner

  • Over 2 Decades of Experience Providing Clients the Security They Need.
  • With a Diverse Background in Law, No Case Is Too Complicated for Our Firm.
  • We Have the Experience, Resources & Expertise Usually Only Found in Larger Law Firms.
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